A mother’s death, a community’s silence and a child’s journey to unravel the truth.
Directed by Vincent Lamberti
Produced by Lisa Albert
Kill Joy is a feature documentary that begins with the unravelling of a middle-class family 36 years ago which ends in a tragic family homicide. It is told from the unique point of view of the child, Kathryn Joy, who grew up with her father unaware he was the man who killed her mother.
It grapples with big dilemmas like how does one reconcile the love you have for your only living parent who is capable of both genuine kindness and killing; and a legal system that decided it was in your best interests to be raised by that same person.